Lemon tek refers to the practice of letting your psilocybin mushroom sit in lemon juice before consuming it. How this technique works on a chemical level is debatable however many users who have tried this tek, stated that the trip was more concentrated, shorter in time, and stronger than chewing on dried mushrooms.
This is an advanced technique that is not recommended for first-time users. On the other hand, if you are experienced with magic mushrooms or you are just looking for a way to make the most of the small quantity of shrooms this is a way to go.
How Does It Work?
The general idea behind lemon trekking is that it works by mimicking stomach acid. Since your stomach has an acidity that can range from 1.5 to 3.5 pH, lemons with a pH of around 2 to 2.6 replace such an environment.
There is speculation among the mushroom community that has been debating lemon trekking. As psilocybin is converted to its prodrug psilocin in the stomach, which is actually the compound responsible for the psychedelic effects of the drugs, it is suggested that lemon juice converts the psilocybin to psilocin. This way the human body can faster process the substance, resulting in quicker and stronger effects.
However, scientists disagree with this theory. Research suggests that lemon trekking renders the active compounds of magic mushrooms to be more bioavailable, and in that manner they hit your stomach as an extract, bringing the effects more quickly than when you eat mushroom material and spend the next hour digesting it.
It is also believed that the vitamin C in lemons and its anti-oxidant properties are playing a key role in protecting psilocin from oxidizing. This way you are getting the most out of the magic mushrooms, as you are not losing any of the psychedelic compounds during digestion.
How To Lemon Tek?
Lemon trekking is pretty simple, all you will need is magic mushrooms, a coffee or cannabis grinder, one to two lemons, and a cheesecloth. Because many experienced magic mushroom users reported this technique as intensifying the strength of the experience, it’s advised to start with about half of your normal dose of dried shrooms.
Step #1 Grind up your dried mushrooms into a fine powder by using a coffee grinder, blender, and cannabis grinder may be used as well. Place the mushroom powder into the shot glass.
Step #2 Squeeze the juice of one to two lemons, and pour it all over the powdered mushrooms until they are completely covered with lemon juice.
Step #3 Let sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes, occasionally stirring the mixture.
Step #4 Drink it as a shot and enjoy the trip!
If getting nauseous is your main concern, use the cheesecloth or a coffee filter to separate the mushroom mass from the liquid. Be sure to squeeze all the juice out of the cheesecloth as you don’t want to waste non of your psychoactive material. Consume the juice only and throw the mushroom bits away.
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